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(I feel like there should be duplicate for this, but I could not find it. Pardon me.)
How can I delete word backwards without it being copied to buffer?
I developed a habit of coping text from somewhere, coming to emacs, using M-Backspace to delete some text, and then yank (C-y). Unfortunately, it is bound to
backward-kill-word, which "overwrites" whatever I just copied from another place. I am looking for
delete-backward-char-like functionality, but for words (like
delete-backward-word) and I want it to be bound to M-Backspace. I suspect I just don't use emacs properly or "not thinking the emacs way". Should I change my habit? If so, then how?